As is always the case at AVANT SA, the research and development wing of the company is always looking to the future to determine the next important improvement that can be provided to the valued customers throughout numerous industries who make use of the AVANT machines to make their lives and work easier.
Keeping in line with this theory, while ensuring that the needs of AVANT customers are addressed through the development of new technology that is compatible with the AVANT machines, the new remote controlled AVANT Mini Loader was recently unveiled to the public at the BAUMA CONEXPO AFRICA event, which took place at the Johannesburg Expo Centre from Tuesday, September 15 to Friday, September 18.
BAUMA CONEXPO AFRICA is an international trade fair involving construction machinery, building material machines, mining machines and construction vehicles, and is attended by many key industry players each year.
The remote controlled AVANT Loader is a first for the South African market, and the company is proud to have developed it in the country for the specific purposes of assisting the mining industry.
The unit makes use of a Bluetooth remote with an incredibly range of 1,3 km, allowing it to be controlled over long distances from a single location with ease, making it very practical for the mining industry. No functionality of the typical AVANT machine was sacrificed in developing this technological marvel, ensuring that the Mini Loader is as functional and useful as always.
AVANT SA was approached by their existing mining customers to develop the unit for underground operations where lives are often at risk because of the perils of mining. This is incredibly valuable, as it means that these machines can be used in dangerous areas such as mine shafts or deep in mines that are unstable without putting a life in jeopardy, thanks to the innovative remote controlled access that the operator will now enjoy.
The remote controlled AVANT loader is able to handle all our attachments such as the rock drills, breakers, jacks and numerous other useful mining attachments, making this a cost effective remote controlled machine. This machine is a first in the South African mining industry.